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|Location||Areenankuja 1, Helsinki, Finland|
|Opened||April 19, 1997|
|Owner||Helsinki Halli Oy|
Hartwall Areena (often called Helsinki Areena, Helsingin Areena or Helsingforsarenan ('The Helsinki Arena') by the Finnish press) is a large multifunctional indoor arena located in Helsinki, Finland. The arena gets its name from its largest sponsor, the beverage company Hartwall, also based in Helsinki.
The idea of building the arena came from Harry Harkimo in 1994. It was built to be ready for the 1997 World Championship and was delivered by the constructor on April 11, 1997. The building is elliptical, 153 metres long and 123 metres wide. 37 meters under ground there is a practice arena which is used by many hockey teams.
Total capacity in ice hockey games is 13 464 (all seats). The arena is convertible for various events. For sport events, the capacity is about 10,000, about 14,000 for basketball, for concerts about 13,000, and as an amphitheatre, 3,000-5,000. It is connected to a multi-storey carpark, which has a total capacity of 1,421 vehicles.
Hartwall Areena is the home venue of ice hockey team Jokerit.
- Hartwall Areena Official website, in Finnish and English
1997 – present
| Succeeded by|
|IIHF World Championships|
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